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October 28, 2008

Encore Party Set For Wynn's Birthday?

Posted by Hunter

After finally getting temporary certificates of occupancy for part of the structures at Encore, planning for the opening is starting to firm up.

We're hearing that Wynn Resorts staff can now start to use the hotel tower and new convention rooms with more to come as other areas are completed.

The other tidbit that's starting to leak out is that instead of a grand opening for Encore like the sort we're used to, the Company may opt instead to have a gala birthday celebration for Steve Wynn (his birthday is January 27th) to celebrate the opening of the hotel.

Yesterday Wynn Resorts put out a press release that once again mentioned that the hotel was taking reservations from January 12th onward. It's still not clear if we'll see any customers occupy the hotel before then.

The hotel has been taking reservations for weeks already but it's funny to see a bunch of news organizations parrot the press release and announce that the spigot has been opened.


Read archived comments (6 so far)
October 28, 2008 3:22 PM Posted by Mike E

Timing couldn't be more perfect. Also the week of Chinese New Year 2009.

October 28, 2008 3:43 PM Posted by Phil

I wonder if Wynn is reserving all rooms for his best customers prior to accepting the "regular people" on Jan. 12th. If so, he better hope his staff is on their game right from the get go.

October 28, 2008 6:11 PM Posted by hail2skins

To me its just weird to look at Encore's Strip frontage and think that this place is going to be open in three months. We're so used to seeing the elaborate frontage at Wynn's former places and it just seems odd that you don't see a whole lot there with Encore.

October 29, 2008 8:15 AM Posted by Phil

Does anyone know if a big sign is being built out front? I would assume Wynn will build the same exact sign as Wynn with just the Encore name on it. I do wish the sign had something different about it though.

October 29, 2008 8:27 AM Posted by Aaron_b

I was really hoping Encore would open sometime between December 23rd ā€“ 29th as Iā€™m going to be in Vegas during that time. I would love to get a chance to visit a Wynn property during the grand opening!

October 30, 2008 1:50 PM Posted by Hunter

Wynn confirmed a 12/22 opening for Encore, though it's not clear if that means all of the rooms or if it will be open 100% on day one.

Your intrepid reporter is planning to be there to blog it live.